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New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview

Less than 24 hours after blanking the Toronto Maple Leafs the New York Rangers will end their weekend Canadian road trip Sunday night when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Center (7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network). The first-place Rangers (28-10-4, 60 points) are looking to earn their sixth victory in seven tries, and 11 of 13, while the Canadiens (16-20-8, 40 points) trying to maintain a five-game home winning streak against New York.

On Saturday, backup goaltender Martin Biron made 20 saves to help New York shutout the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0. The victory helped the Rangers bounce back from a 3-0 loss Thursday to visiting Ottawa Senators. Before that, New York had rallied off five straight to help earn the best record in the NHL.

New York's No. 1 goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is expected to be in net Sunday.

Meanwhile, Montreal has lost three of the last 10 games, including four straight. Possibily making his debut Sunday will be Rene Bourque, who was acquired Thursday in a trade that sent Michael Cammalleri back to Calgary.

For more on Rangers hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Blueshirt Banter.